1. FYI WIRZ: Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR Top 5 Rested for Race 6 in Martinsville

    Sprint Cup drivers and team members look forward to the few weeks in the long NASCAR schedule when no races are planned. With a rare week off they can either be rested at home or weary from special vacation activities...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: Two Indycar and NHRA Motorsports Fans Prove Honesty Counts

    Motorsports fans are great. They favor drivers but enjoy the roar and the action that competing motors and wheels inherently bring. Motorsports fans are often helpful and friendly as well...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: IndyCar Gets Fast Foggy Start at Picturesque St. Peterburg

    IZOD IndyCar’s first race of the 2013 season on Sunday was planned for sunny March days in downtown St. Petersburg. Planners always have bright hopes and the local chamber of commerce had two perfect Honda Grand Prix of St...

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  4. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top 5 Talk Race 5 at Long California Track

    NASCAR 's fifth race of 36, the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, will roar to life with the green flag on March 24...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: NHRA's East Coast Gem Is Gatornationals Spring Race in Gainesville

    When winter winds are still howling in northern states, the lure of balmy air and abundant sunshine in Florida in spring is the reason the Sunshine State is so populated...

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  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top 5 with Kasey Kahne and Keselowski Talk Bristol Race 4

    The Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., on the iconic 0.533-mile concrete oval with 14-degree banking, is over for March 2013...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top 5 with Keselowski and Earnhardt Jr. Talk Bristol

    NASCAR returns to the magical bull-ring with the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., on March 17. BMS is the iconic 0...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: Growing Up in Racing with Kyle and Richard Petty, Edsel Ford II, JEGS

    This reporter was fortunate to attend the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona Thunder Fan Fest testing, Speedweeks with Daytona International Speedway NASCAR media day and more this first quarter of 2013...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: Top 5 in NASCAR with Kenseth, Kahne and Keselowski Talk Race 3

    Sometimes the top five in an intense sport like NASCAR are in the top point standings, and sometimes they are a part of those few who have won a race in 2013...

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  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Drivers Edwards, Keselowski, Hamlin Talk Fast Las Vegas

    In Las Vegas, words like "fast" and "huge" embrace many common comments, but this weekend, fast will be what it’s all about outside the glitzy strip...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: Top 5 in NASCAR with Edwards, Johnson, Earnhardt Jr. Talk Race 2

    The 500-meter Subway Fresh Fit 500 on the one-mile, 11- degree track at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale , Arizona is 2013 season history...

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  12. FYI WIRZ: Richard Petty Powers Up Postal Service's Muscle Car Stamps

    Daytona International Speedway is known across the world for the Daytona 500, the “Great American Race,” but the days leading up to that huge date are known as Speedweeks with preliminary races and promotional events...

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  13. FYI WIRZ: Top NASCAR Drivers Johnson, Earnhardt Jr. and Patrick Talk Phoenix

    The big crap-shoot and gala speed-fest, the Daytona 500, is over and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship run has begun...

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  14. FYI WIRZ: Six Brothers, Busch and Coughlin Clans Talk Growing Up in Racing

    I was fortunate to be on the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway and at Daytona International Speedway for media day...

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  15. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch Talk Daytona Racing Emotions

    It’s no secret that NASCAR drivers are humans first. Not every driver has iron insides to approach each new drop of the green flag without feelings...

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  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Others Talk Racing Jitters

    No surprise with this solid fact: NASCAR drivers are humans first. Not every driver has iron insides to approach each new drop of the green flag without feelings...

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  17. FYI WIRZ: Growing Up in Racing with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Joie Chitwood III

    Second and third generations often follow the lead of their elders with reference to vocation, but in motorsports a career seems to take on extra flurry that attracts and keeps families around speed...

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  18. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Pro Stock Champions Look for Mello Yello Year That's Not Mellow

    NHRA Pro Stock champions Jeg Coughlin Jr., Allen Johnson, Greg Anderson and Jason Line have earned a combined 11championship trophies...

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  19. FYI WIRZ: Daytona Thunder Days Have Big Test, Big Crash, Bigger Results

    The mood and expectations were high for the much anticipated Daytona Thunder Fan Fest and testing for the new Gen-6 NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car in early January. No better place to test new equipment than the legendary 2...

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  20. FYI WIRZ: Juan Pablo Montoya, Marcos Ambrose Prepare for the Rolex 24

    It takes many days to prepare for a 24 hour race. Daily, shop hours often tick long into the night. Plus, the more time spent practicing on a race course like Daytona International Speedway, the better...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: Motorsports Champions Like NHRA's John Force Knows Fast and More

    Knowing what instantaneously released 8,000 horsepower can do to any driver’s concentration or body has a lot to do with winning...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR and NHRA Champions Talk Contender Catapult

    It’s not certain what it takes for a viable motorsports driver and team in NASCAR and NHRA to rise to the level of a national championship, but champions have clues...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Champion Ricky Stenhouse Provides Rides at Homestead-Miami

    Two-time NASCAR Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. provided fast rides with media members at Homestead-Miami Speedway just days before the finale where James Buescher, Ricky Stenhouse Jr...

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  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Has Shrunk Top Contenders to 3 for Last 2 Races

    NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series has a season 36 races long that begins in winter and stretches about one month short of the start of the next winter...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Pro Mod Hot Rods Are Scorching for Champion Troy Coughlin

    The 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season comes to a big end this weekend in Pomona, CA, but Team JEGS Pro Modified standout Troy Coughlin has already had a huge weekend...

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